A Festive Affair

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There's something about the holidays that makes everything I wear just a little more festive. From jewel-toned colors to ruffles, to red lips I'm a fan. The other day I was on my way home, and I happened across the cutest red door that totally evoked everything Christmas is to me. So naturally, I had to go back and shoot some pictures.

Even though Texas hasn't been quite as cold this season as I'd like this fall, I've been finding ways to get the most of my cold weather pieces. For instance, with this look, I'd usually wear tights or jeans. But since it's been so warm I was able to just keep my legs bare and throw on a pair of riding boots.

What are your favorite pieces to style during the holidays?

Until next time,

What I've been reading lately: November 2017

There's something about the cooler seasons that makes me want to just curl up with a good book. Perhaps is the fact that most of my favorite stories are mysteries, and they just seem more plausible when its cold. Or maybe it's those extended breaks from school. Either way, I thought I'd share what books have been on my reading list this past month or so.

I'm still currently reading this book so I can't quite give an in-depth review, but it follows a woman whose move from Russia to America brings her on an unexpected adventure. From being run over by horses to owning an ice cream empire, she pretty much does it all. So far it's definitely been a page turner, full of sly humor and the best wit. If it continues the way it began, its an absolute recommend for sure. 

Now only the other end of the spectrum is this beautiful poetry book I've recently picked up. So if you hadn't read my post about curating the perfect Instagram feed, then you wouldn't know I'm absolutely obsessed with Orion Carloto. She's an Instagrammer with a wry talent for illustrative poetry. A couple weeks ago she released Flux, her first poetry book and I had to pick it up. It's an absolutely lovely read, and I'm not going to lie a couple poems have hit me so hard that I've cried. But I also cry a lot, so that may not be saying much. Regardless of whether you're familiar with Orion or not, Flux is a great read for even the most casual poetry aficionado. 

To all my Law & Order fans out there, this IS the read for you. Funnily enough, I picked up this book on a whim. It was nestled into the bargain bin, and for only five dollars I figured, why not? Though I didn't have incredibly high expectations going in, this book was everything I needed & more. And I'm not just saying that because I'm prone to dramatics. Y'all, it is THAT good. Basically, this book goes into your favorite episodes of Law & Order and explains the real case that inspired the episode. The aspiring lawyer in me was so intrigued by this, and I'd totally recommend this fun little read.

And that wraps up what I've been reading lately. I'm always looking for book suggestions, so feel free to leave yours in the comments. 

Until Next Time,

Books, Booties & Bags.

Though I don't think I've talked it much on the blog, I absolutely love reading. There's nothing more therapeutic than curling up with a good book, on a cold afternoon. However since college keeps me busy pretty much 24/7, it can be hard to make time for my favorite pass time. So the other day when a friend & I decided to turn an impromptu blog shoot into a trip to the bookstore, I lept at the chance. 

Every once in a while Texas will give me a glimpse of what it's like to have actual seasons, and I'll get to wear an actual sweater without sweating. This was definitely one of those days, as you can see from all my layers! (This is what layering looks like in Texas at least) So I definitely got to pull out all the stops and tap into my preppier side. Not to mention this L.L Bean Boat & Tote allowed me to buy all the books my little heart desired because this bag literally fits everything. It's definitely a fall favorite. Let me know what your fall staples are!

                                                                 Until next time,

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